Some players can go an entire season unnoticed, but they put their fair share of effort and work rate in. The results are positive and they develop both on and off the field. These silent partners in football’s team game will rarely win a game for your side, but they will certainly never lose a game for your team.
It can be difficult to understand the importance and qualities required of a good full back. There have been a number of more than capable left backs in Serie A this season; Balzaretti, Armero and Nagatomo have shone in the, traditionally, more attack minded of the full back positions. Yet the people’s choice for left back of the season has been Lazio’s Stefan Radu.